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22nd Jul '17 11:12:15 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* Averted at the battle of Plataea. In the Greek army was a man named Callicrates, considered one of the handsomest and strongest of the Greeks. However he was struck by a stray arrow standing in formation before the battle was joined. He attempted to play this trope straight by charging with the rest of the Greek army, but collapsed shortly from the pain, and died afterward.
22nd Jul '17 5:32:32 AM Jormungar
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* Averted at the battle of Plataea. In the Greek army was a man named Callicrates, considered one of the handsomest and strongest of the Greeks. However he struck by a stray arrow standing in formation. He attempted to play this trope straight by charging with the rest of the Greek army, but collapsed shortly from the pain, and died afterward.

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* Averted at the battle of Plataea. In the Greek army was a man named Callicrates, considered one of the handsomest and strongest of the Greeks. However he was struck by a stray arrow standing in formation.formation before the battle was joined. He attempted to play this trope straight by charging with the rest of the Greek army, but collapsed shortly from the pain, and died afterward.
22nd Jul '17 5:27:36 AM Jormungar
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* Averted at the battle of Plataea. In the Greek army was a man named Callicrates, considered one of the handsomest and strongest of the Greeks. However he struck by a stray arrow standing in formation. He attempted to play this trope straight by charging with the rest of the Greek army, but collapsed shortly from the pain, and died afterward.
9th Jun '17 12:19:30 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''VideoGame/SASZombieAssault 4'': Averted with the Ahab, a mobile exclusive weapon that is classified as a SniperRifle despite clearly looking like a crossbow. The arrows fired from it will deal a ''serious'' amount of DamageOverTime. (Base 4000hp per second, for five seconds)
9th Jun '17 11:59:58 AM UJellyWankstain
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* ''VideoGame/SASZombieAssault 4'': Averted with the Ahab, a mobile exclusive weapon that is classified as a SniperRifle despite clearly looking like a crossbow. The arrows fired from it will deal a ''serious'' amount of DamageOverTime. (Base 4000hp per second, for five seconds)
13th May '17 1:54:28 PM Jormungar
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In media, the bow and arrow has nowhere near the killing power it has in RealLife. A single arrow is rarely able to take down anyone more important than a {{mook|s}}. The densest showers of arrows cannot hope to penetrate even the flimsiest PlotArmor. After all, most dramatic combat plays out in hand-to-hand combat, so arrows are just the preamble to the real fighting.

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In media, the bow and arrow has nowhere near the killing power it has in RealLife. A single arrow is rarely able to take down anyone more important than a {{mook|s}}. The densest showers of arrows cannot hope to penetrate even the flimsiest PlotArmor. After all, most dramatic combat plays out in hand-to-hand combat, so arrows are just the preamble to the real fighting.



Bows are often AlmostLethalWeapons. Every arrow shot by TheArcher of our FiveManBand is deadly to {{mooks}}, while our badass hero can [[ArrowCatch snatch enemy arrows]] out of the air with ease.

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Bows are often AlmostLethalWeapons. Every arrow shot by TheArcher of our FiveManBand is deadly Note that this trope applies only to {{mooks}}, while our badass hero can [[ArrowCatch snatch enemy arrows]] out main characters. The rest of the air time bows are AlmostLethalWeapons, capable of instantly killing mooks with ease.a single shot.
1st May '17 7:05:36 PM PaulA
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* In the Conrad Stargard books by Leo Frankowski, Conrad introduces the concept of plate armor to the Poles. The English longbows still readily put holes in the armor, but the Mongol horsebows largely just stick arrows in the armor's surface. However, [[spoiler:Conrad himself does get shot in the face after removing his helmet, resulting in him losing sight in the eye on that side]].

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* In the Conrad Stargard books by Leo Frankowski, Creator/LeoFrankowski, Conrad introduces the concept of plate armor to the Poles. The English longbows still readily put holes in the armor, but the Mongol horsebows largely just stick arrows in the armor's surface. However, [[spoiler:Conrad himself does get shot in the face after removing his helmet, resulting in him losing sight in the eye on that side]].
18th Apr '17 11:38:30 PM BattleMaster
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* Lili's wrist crossbow in ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'' is little more than a distraction against enemies. Probably justified given that she just pulls it back with two fingers, indicating that it likely has the same draw strength as a slingshot.
14th Apr '17 4:06:19 PM eroock
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Of course, the fact that bows and arrows were used effectively in hunting and warfare for thousands of years should make it obvious that this trope is not TruthInTelevision. Arrows hurt, and you can't fight much at all with one stuck in you. Getting arrows out of you is also a difficult, painful and dangerous process. Casually yanking them out is ''not'' recommended.

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Of course, the fact that bows and arrows were used effectively in hunting and warfare for thousands of years should make it obvious that this trope is not TruthInTelevision. Arrows hurt, and you can't fight much at all with one stuck in you. Getting arrows out of you is also a difficult, painful and dangerous process. Casually yanking them out is ''not'' [[WorstAid not]] recommended.


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* In ''Film/Anchorman2TheLegendContinues'', Brick takes a crossbow arrow in the back during the FinalBattle. He doesn't even seem irritated by it.
2nd Apr '17 5:20:32 AM aurast
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** But see also characters like "Snowy" Slopes, the contract killer. Slopes is specifically used as a distraction, a no-hoper who is implied to be a failed assassin, but Angua and Captain Carrot refute this on the grounds that a nonentity like him would not have the skill, strength or ability to use what must, from context, have been a high-quality bow used by a skilled archer.

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** But see also characters like "Snowy" Slopes, Ossie Brunt, the contract killer. Slopes Brunt is specifically used as a distraction, a no-hoper who is implied to be a failed assassin, but Angua and Captain Carrot refute this on the grounds that a nonentity like him would not have the skill, strength or ability to use what must, from context, have been a high-quality bow used by a skilled archer.
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